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When are Democrats going to understand that we didn’t lose the Oval in 2016 because we didn’t have the *middle class* on our side?

We lost because of voter suppression, foreign interference, sexism, racism, media bias. Not because we didn’t pander to ¡white! concerns enough.
A Must Read: “Here is the troubling reality for civically minded liberals looking to justify their preferred strategies: Hillary Clinton talked about the working class, middle-class jobs, and the dignity of work constantly. And she still lost.”…
Let’s be clear here: when we turn the discussion away from #DACA and to the *middle class*, we are turning our backs on people of color and deeming their issues as lesser.
From the Thompson article cited above: “The more frightening possibility for liberals is that Clinton didn’t lose because the white working class failed to hear her message, but precisely because they did hear it.”
Democrats need to stop drinking the Bernie Bro koolaid. That idealogy got primaried by 4 million votes for a reason, and it wasn’t because of the *Establishment*.

We have learned nothing from 2016. Nothing.
New Yorkers, you know what to do. Call @SenSchumer and tell him how you feel about him putting the *white* working class over #DREAMers. Actually, this is a call we all should be making.
That has historically suppressed voters of color. Gerrymandering is one of the right’s sharpest tools. We don’t talk about it enough.
People who were actually concerned about working class issues voted for Hillary because she had concrete plans and policies. People did not like her embrace of a new-age, multicultural workforce.
We need to focus on getting our base to the polls, which means not only breaking down the barriers that exclude them from our democratic processes but also earning their votes by standing firm on the issues that affect them.
I agree that sexism was at play here, though I’m not entirely sure if a male Dem would’ve put a plan like hers forward or won with it. Not to mention the other guys in the race showed you don’t need plans if you’re a dude. Just *ideas*.
I love HRC, but I’m not bringing her up because I want poetic justice. I’m bringing her up because if we don’t learn from her loss, the same things are going to happen again. We should not be chasing the WWC.
The Electoral Collage aims to equalize votes between states, but within the states gerrymandering and voter intimidation/suppression/disinformation allows those in power to choose who makes up their electorate.
Putin knew Hillary well, for sure. And he didn’t like what she stood for. But they’ve hacked other elections in other countries. They’ll target anyone who stands up for free and fair democracy.

We don’t often think about what Putin wants. He didn’t choose to influence the election because he has a personal hatred for Hillary, though he probably does.

He wants Russia to gain influence and power. Weakening the US is a great way to do that. Trump weakens us.

I also think that Putin is deathly afraid of being overthrown by the people. That our election/HRC could’ve inspired the people of Russia to want a free and fair democracy.

Dictators are always paranoid about losing power. History has shown us the lengths they’ll go to.
I strongly believe that voter turnout is an issue because certain sectors of our voting population, ie POC, ex-felons, etc are kept from voting using various methods. I also believe that white privilege and voter apathy contribute to it.
This. And also break down voting barriers. Any reasonable Republican has left the party by now. The key to 2018 and 2020 is registering voters and fighting voter suppression in all its forms.
We knew what was at stake. Hillary was the last thing standing between us and the hell we now know, love her or not. White privilege allowed people to sit comfortably at home or vote third party. I'm only forgiving those who recognize this.
My Nan volunteered in PA. Post-election, they went back over the list of those who committed to vote for Hillary. A sickening amount never showed up to the polls. I think her poll numbers had a lot to do with this. Nobody saw it going the other way.

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This is exactly why I got so mad when the media normalized sexism when it was directed at Hillary.

Though more women are running than ever before, they're facing the same barriers HRC did.
I didn't even know that Randy Bryce had a primary challenger until today and I'm always on Twitter and going through the trending news stories.

Where is the national coverage for Cathy Myers? Why isn't her video being shared and praised?
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